ICG firing case: TN CM writes to PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Nov 15, 2017 23:57 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 15 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention in the case of alleged firing on Indian fishermen by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

The chief minister has urged the Ministry of Defence to take cognizance of the matter.

On November 14, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for allegedly firing at Rameswaram fishermen.

The fishermen alleged that the ICG had opened fire at them on November 13, however, the latter denied of any such incident.

A case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC and Section 27(1) of the Arms Act, 1959 has been registered. (ANI)